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Candidate pays clerk

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By David Giuliani

San Miguel County Clerk Paul Maez ran the Democratic and Republican primary elections for the county in June. On the side, he accepted a payment for helping with a candidate’s campaign — a relationship some are now questioning.

Shortly after the election, Jerome Block Jr., who won the Democratic primary for Public Regulation Commission, gave Maez $300 for “campaign coordination,” according to a finance report filed with the Secretary of State’s Office. The listed address was for the county clerk’s office.


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